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Liberia’s VP Boakai Concedes Presidential Race To George Weah: “My Name Won’t Be Used To Spill Blood” –

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Boakai and a major contender in the last presidential election of the west African country of Liberia has on Friday conceded the presidential run-off election to former soccer star George Weah, easing the way toward the country’s first democratic transition of power in over 70 years.
“I respect the will of the people as announced by the National Electoral Commission,” Boakai said, adding that he had called Weah to congratulate him.
“I reject any temptation of imposing pain, hardship, agony and uncertainty,” he said. “My name will not be used as (an) excuse for one drop of human blood to be spilt in this country.”

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